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Blog 20th November 2020

Anaghara v Anaghara & Ors [2020] EWHC 3091

Proprietary Estoppel and the Matrimonial Home on the Death of a Spouse – Anaghara v Anaghara & Ors [2020] EWHC 3091 It is rare that a spouse needs to pursue a claim in proprietary estoppel to secure occupation of a matrimonial home owned by the other spouse on the latter’s death: the Inheritance (Provision for […]

Webinar Archive 7th October 2020

Avoiding Negligence Claims

Pump Court Chambers Inheritance, Wills & Probate team are pleased to bring you our latest lockdown lecture ‘Avoiding Negligence Claims’ presented by Julian Reed, Amy Berry, TEP and  Simon Lane.   In this webinar our speakers consider the following issues: The duty to disappointed or intended beneficiaries Negligent preparation of a will; White v Jones [1995] 2 […]

News 1st October 2020

38 members ranked in Legal 500 2021 Edition

We are proud to announce that Pump Court Chambers has been recognised as a ‘Top Tier Set’ in the Legal 500, 2021 Rankings. Described as the ‘go-to‘ set on the Western Circuit, 38 of our members have been recognised across a number of practice areas including: Chancery, Crime, Employment, Family and Children Law, Personal Injury and […]

Past Events
7th Oct 2020, 12:30 to 13:30

Avoiding Negligence Claims

Join us for our latest lockdown lecture ‘Avoiding Negligence Claims’ presented by Julian Reed, Simon Lane and Amy Berry, TEP of Pump Court Chambers. Our speakers will consider the following issues: The duty to disappointed or intended beneficiaries Negligent preparation of a will; White v Jones [1995] 2 AC 207HL; The Scope of the duty. Damage Limitation […]

Blog 15th April 2020
Andrew Grime: BC/PC: Parental Alienation Update

Remote Mediation and the COVID-19 pandemic

With the pandemic crisis showing little sign of abating and HM Government’s lockdown measures taking effect, the traditional system of Civil and Family Justice in England and Wales, by means of Court or Tribunal based litigation, has significantly slowed. In their most recent ‘Message to Circuit and District Judges in Civil and Family’, dated 9th […]

Blog 14th April 2020

ADR – Compromise in COVID-19 lockdown

  With the courts shutting their doors to the majority of litigants following the outbreak of Coronavirus, now more than ever parties and their lawyers are turning their minds to alternative dispute resolution (ADR). From virtual mediations to remote ENEs and arbitrations, there are plenty of forms of ADR which can be conducted effectively during […]

Past Events
14th Nov 2019, 14:15 to 18:00

Inheritance, Wills & Probate Seminar – London

Pump Court Chambers Inheritance, Wills and Probate team are pleased to invite you to our annual London Inheritance Law Seminar, providing a valuable and in-depth update seminar for all practitioners during the afternoon sessions. Our barristers will review notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to give an up to date overview […]

Blog 6th September 2019

ADR and mediation – A shifting landscape

Introduction There has in recent years been a growing emphasis on the role of ADR, with the court being increasingly willing to make costs orders based on failures to mediate. On 17th October 2017 the Civil Justice Council’s ADR Working Group published a comprehensive interim report on the existing and potential role of ADR in […]

Past Events
26th Sep 2019, 13:00 to 17:00

Inheritance, Wills & Probate Seminar – Winchester

Pump Court Chambers Inheritance, Wills and Probate team and Solicitors for the Elderly South Central are pleased to invite you to our annual Inheritance Law Seminar, providing a valuable and in-depth update seminar for all practitioners during the afternoon sessions. Our barristers will review notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to […]

News 28th March 2019

Managing estates regarding ashes, pets and possessions

Managing the expectations of grieving family members regarding the affairs of a loved one is fraught with difficulty. In her latest webinar ‘Managing estates regarding ashes, pets and possessions’, counsel Amy Berry discusses; what to include in a will, what happens to ashes, pets and possessions when there is testacy and/or intestacy and how to […]

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